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Ready or not? Canadians apprehensive as parties brace for an election call

Behind the scenes, federal political parties are finalizing campaign plans in anticipation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling an election this month. But, with the latest national modelling warning that the country may be on the verge of a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, Canadians and the opposition parties are expressing concerns about hitting the trail.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets a protestor at a press conference held at a construction site, in Brampton, Ont., on Monday, July, 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

IN DEPTH

Mary Simon installed as Canada's 30th Governor General

Mary Simon is now officially the Governor General of Canada, after being installed in a pared-down but historic and culturally-rich ceremony. A prominent Inuk leader and former ambassador, Simon is the 30th governor general Canada has had, and is the first Indigenous person to take on the role.

Mary Simon and her husband Whit Fraser look on after she took the oath to become the 30th Governor General of Canada in Ottawa on Monday, July 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The Bottom Line

Don Martin: How to win the next election: It's the reopening, stupid.

Many Canadian politicians are oh-so-deserving of an electoral spanking for actions that introduced, spread, slowed and then revived COVID-19 across the country, writes Don Martin in his exclusive column for CTVNews.ca, adding that with the third wave becoming a ripple, a road back to popularity and power has opened up for incumbent political leaders.

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